Friday, November 12, 2010

Prayer and Patients

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for while now. I'm still getting used to living in a new state with a whole new role to full fill. I've been 'mom' for a little while now but being mom full time is way different from working and being mom. Granted I didn't have a "high level" job but working in the salon was hard work. I almost feel like taking care of the book and the customers helped me prepare a little for what I'm doing now. I have to meet someone's needs 24/7, I keep list of tasked that need done every day, If ‘someone’ doesn't get exactly what they want I still get yelled at, it’s just in the form of a 2 year old tantrum now. There are some days that I totally lose patients and control. Yesterday was one of those days.

It all started out okay, I blogged when I first woke up and got ready before Aurora woke up. When she got up everything seemed okay, and then I burnt breakfast. Somehow with the smell of gross burnt eggs in the air the rest of my day went downhill from there. Aurora didn’t seem to listen to a word I said. Piston just barked and barked for no reason. I just felt anxiety all day long. Thankfully my loving husband, Marc, rescued me after work and brought home pizza, chips with dip, and a new box of tea. The night ended way better then my day had started.

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been having more and more days like yesterdays and they were coming closer and closer together. I decided it needed to stop. So, this morning, Aurora woke up and we started our day together and I could feel myself getting anxious and annoyed. I took a deep breath and said a prayer. Yeah folks, I said I prayed. I asked God to give me patients and calm to get through the day, and you know what? It worked! It’s amazing. We all had a wonderful day together. We took Piston for a walk, played at the park, and went to McDonalds without a hitch. At one point Aurora knocked a container of chocolate milk off the counter all over herself, her purse, and MiMi. I laughed. I couldn’t help it, she was so upset and so cute. All she wanted to do was put her Elmo PJs on after that and clean up the milk. She’s napping now and I got to get some school work done and write this blog post. Yep, today was a good day.

The power of prayer is great. Maybe not all of our prayers are always answered but I know a lot of mine have been. Sometimes we pray for one thing and get something else even better that we didn’t realize we wanted or needed. If I would have had a glimpse of what my life is now back when I was younger I would have laughed. I enjoy everything I have and what I do. Thank God for prayer though, it gets me through the rough patches. It’s mysterious to me. Maybe it has something to do with the power of positive thinking but whatever it is it works.

I give credit to all the moms out there. From the single moms to the moms with five or more kids, you rock. This really is a full time job and sometimes I forget to enjoy the moments I have and not think of them as work. I encourage everyone to play sometimes, and be a kid with your kid, or be a kid with a kid you know, it’s so worth it!

1 comment:

  1. This is so great, Kat. I struggle to pray and read my Bible daily. It's not like it's a magic potion to ward off anxiety, but taking that extra minute to give your day or troubles to God really can make a world of difference.